Can Backbone take on Nintendo at their own game?

Can Backbone take on Nintendo at their own game?
Michael French

By Michael French

January 30th 2008 at 12:46PM

Eidos to publish studio's Monster Lab, once described as 'Pokemon meets Tim Burton', on DS and Wii later this year

Eidos has confirmed that it is publishing a new IP title from Backbone Vancouver, details of which originally emerged last August.

Monster Lab is a new RPG franchise for the Wii and DS, inviting players to create monsters which are then sent into battle with other players.

The game was first talked about at the Leipzig Game Convention last year, during which time the developers called it 'Pokemon meets Tim Burton'.

In the official announcement, both publisher and developer
have talked up the use of online - players can enter online matches and trade their created monsters with their friends.

Backbone Vancouver is part of the Foundation 9 network of studios.